Anyone who keeps tabs on the gun industry knows about the woes that have beset the Remington Firearms Company in recent years.
Fortunately, the firm’s ammunition division is still going strong, albeit under new ownership. But the company’s travails have a lot of shooters wondering about the reliability of its cartridges. They want to know if the company’s brass is a good choice for their reloading supplies.
With that in mind, here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear about this venerable old company.
Is Remington’s Core-Lokt ammo any good?
Remington started a revolution in ammunition design when it introduced its legendary Core-Lokt line way back in 1939. The brand still holds the affection of millions of hunters worldwide.
What set Core-Lokt apart from other ammo of the time is the way that the tapered copper jacket holds fast to the cartridge’s lead center, even as the bullet enters its target. This ensures maximum expansion, deep penetration, and, more often than not, terminal results.
Things have changed a lot over the past 81 years, of course. So is ammo designed before World War II still useful today? In the case of Core-Lokt, our verdict is “yes.” It gets the job done, and that’s the bottom line.
What about Remington’s other ammo?
Remington’s ammunition has undergone a serious streamlining process as of late. Its current offerings include:
- Premier Scirocco Bonded: This polymer-tipped projectile uses a progressive copper jacket that, when combined with the bonded core, gives it exceptional accuracy and integrity.
- UMC Rifle Ammunition: Priced to sell, UMC is best reserved for training, target practice, or other activities in which high-volume shooting is the order of the day.
- Ultimate Defense Compact Handgun: Designed for maximum expansion at modest velocities, the product is known for its enhanced stopping power, even when the assailant is wearing multiple layers of clothing.
At Remington’s official website, you’ll find the full list of Remington’s existing lineup.
Where is Remington ammo made?
Vista Outdoor bought Remington’s Lonoke, AR, ammunition plant during its acquisition of the brand. The facility is in operation, and management recently brought 300 laid-off owners back onto the payroll. They’re staying very busy.
This means that Remington ammo is made in the USA by American workers, which is reassuring news indeed.
The best cartridge for you is the one you load yourself
At the end of the day, the chief concern with Remington’s ammo is the same as for any other factory-built brand. It’s made for the masses, not for the individual sportsman or sportswoman.
It may perform perfectly according to someone else’s standards. But your opinion is the one that counts.
That’s why here at Powder Valley we sell only the finest reloading powder and reloading primers on today’s market. We want you to enjoy the best possible shooting experience every time, so we carry only premium products. Our stock sells out fast, so browse our site and place your order right away.